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Old 11-16-2002, 04:46 PM
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Question '69 Chevy Impala Disc conversion

I have a '69 Impala with drums all'round. I wanna go to discs on the front. The most common kits call for older syle spindles ('65-'68) with their kits.
Is there a kit/way to get a retro kit for the '69?
How hard is it to install older spindles onto my '69 Impala?
Is there another way?

I want to get the car going, but I also will need to stop sometimes also.

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Check with Carmin at MasterPower in Mooresville, NC. He does all the power brake converstion kits. And, he stands behind his product which says alot when you're talking about brakes I've know carmin about 15 years now, if you speak with him tell him Emil says Hi. You can contact him, (I hope this is ok Jon, am not advertising) at <a href="http://www.MPBRAKES,COM" target="_blank">www.MPBRAKES,COM</a> or 1-888-251-2353
We just set my son's 41 rat rod with one of his cans and pedal asmybles. He handles it all, spindles, discs, bearing etc.
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Thank you - I hope you're right. I'll be in touch with them soon
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YUMPIN YIMINI!

I too have the same problem of finding an affordable solution to disc brakes for my 69 Impala .Seeing how I live very close to Mooresville I thought "hell yeah" but $1000 for a brake kit without the discs? I'm sure they have high quality stuff but damn!a grand?!?! If anybody who ever reads this thread and knows what spindles will interchange with a 69 Impala so us fools can get disc brakes before we kill somebody with our 400ft 60-0mph stops let it be known PLEASE!I'm might be beautiful(NOT) but I'm deffinantly not rich! .........$1000? I thought I might get a whole car for less get the spindles and rear end and maybe a rebuildable small block and continue life>Thank You to anyone who can help.

46 Driver I apriciate the help and I didnt mean to sound pysco and I hope I hear from alot of people willing to do the same as you .Thank you
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For $1000, I bet you could get a really loud horn. I think the '65-'70 Chevy passenger cars (Impala,Caprice, etc.) have the same suspension design. Personally, I don't like the old 4-piston brakes used up through '68, because they leak and it's hard to find good pads for them. I'd try to find a '69-'70 car & use the single-piston brake setup from it.
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here is what you are looking for

They make a adapter plate ($125) that will allow you to bolt up 71-72 Chevelle disc brakes using your origninal spindle.

Now if you want to lower your car. You can get a complete kit from performance suspension . I have a 66 Impala and did the conversion with drop spindles last month. Easy installation. My kit allows me to use 88 Monte Carlo Brakes....... Anyway.......If you need any info about Impalas email me at black66@sbcglobal.net.

Davehttp://www.perfromancesuspension.com

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Cool LMFAO

Horn? I never thought of that.I checked JC Whitney and found a hella deal on an air horn and its got those much desired mack truck looks we all try to get all I would need after that is the dual chrome stacks......super cool in Tijuana

The parts you on the link you sent me say for 55-57 will those fit on impala with 71-72 chevelle discs?I'm not a very experienced mechanic and wasnt sure how to ask without sounding like I been sniffing glue just wanted to be sure before I spend what little fundage($$)I do have for this project.And would the bearings from the chevelle work on my spindle?Most every Mfg I queried said they had jack squat for me and brushed me off when they found out I wasnt spending $800-1000 for their "kit"
I just need to do this quick so I can drive the beast before winter,because my Datsun dont have heat and doesnt like the cooler temps we are having now(60's) so I can only imagine how crappy it will run when it gets real cold.

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